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Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

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The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are shown on Friday, October 11, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The gates of the Red River Floodway have been lowered after river levels have decreased in recent days.

The province raised the gates October 9 amid an abundance of unseasonal precipitation fell in Southern Manitoba. It was the first time in history the Floodway was activated so late in the season.

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VIDEO: Dog Rescued After Falling Through Thin Ice at Winnipeg Park

VIDEO: Dog Rescued After Falling Through Thin Ice at Winnipeg Park

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Crews from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service rescue a dog that fell through thin ice at the Kilcona Off-Leash Dog Park on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — First responders rescued a dog from chilly water after it fell through thin ice at a local park on Tuesday.

The dog was in the Kilcona Off-Leash Dog Park just before 7:30 a.m. when it fell through the ice. Rescuers located the pooch about 18 metres from shore and used an inflatable water rescue boat to reach it.

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Outdoor NHL Games a Weather Adventure for Ice Crews, Players and Coaches

Outdoor NHL Games a Weather Adventure for Ice Crews, Players and Coaches

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

 

Winnipeg Jets - Heritage ClassicREGINA — Derek King has made hockey ice in enough football and baseball stadiums to know he can’t beat Mother Nature. He has to work with her.

Saturday’s Heritage Classic at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium presented its own set of challenges including relentless sun during the ice-generation phase and howling wind that arrived game day.

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Power Fully Restored Following Early Winter Storm: Manitoba Hydro

Power Fully Restored Following Early Winter Storm: Manitoba Hydro

Winnipeg Storm
An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro says it has fully restored power to all customers affected by the early winter snowstorm between October 11-13.

The Crown utility says it has replaced more than 4,000 damaged wood poles in 11 days and repaired approximately 950 kilometres of power lines.

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Winnipeg Collects More Than 1,700 Tonnes of Storm-Related Wood Debris

Winnipeg Collects More Than 1,700 Tonnes of Storm-Related Wood Debris

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An aerial view of the trees and broken branches collected at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The city has collected an estimated 1,774 tonnes of debris from an early winter storm that pummelled southern Manitoba earlier this month.

The storm-related debris is being collected at the city’s 4R Winnipeg Depots, Brady Road Resource Management Facility, and the Summit Road Landfill.

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Snow-Battered Manitoba Issues High-Water, Flooding Advisory as Cleanup Continues

Snow-Battered Manitoba Issues High-Water, Flooding Advisory as Cleanup Continues

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Storm
An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Some areas of Manitoba are watching rivers and lakes closely as the province warns rain could bring high water — or even flooding — after a devastating snowstorm more than a week ago.

Rain forecast for southeastern Manitoba on Monday meant a possibility of overland flooding in some areas.

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Winnipeg Launches Storm Response Website, Closes Three City Parks

Winnipeg Launches Storm Response Website, Closes Three City Parks

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Winnipeg crews clean up after a snowstorm on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

In the wake of last week’s early winter snowstorm, the City of Winnipeg has launched a storm response website to keep the public updated of the progress of the clean-up.

The website includes an interactive clean-up status map, divided into subcategories focusing on brush pickup, hazardous tree cleanup, non-hazardous tree maintenance.

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Manitoba Hydro Staff Working on Storm Clean-Up Can Vote Near Jobsites

Manitoba Hydro Staff Working on Storm Clean-Up Can Vote Near Jobsites

Winnipeg Snow
An early winter storm with heavy wet snow caused fallen trees, many on cars, and power lines in Winnipeg early Friday morning, October 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro workers tasked with storm clean-up and power restoration across the province will be allowed to vote in Monday’s federal election.

Hydro says its workers will be able to cast ballots at polling stations in affected areas after working out a plan with Elections Canada.

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Winnipeg’s Storm Clean-Up Could Take a Year, Replanting Could Take Five

Winnipeg’s Storm Clean-Up Could Take a Year, Replanting Could Take Five

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City forester Martha Barwinsky provides media with an update on the storm clean-up on Thursday, October 17, 2019. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The devastation caused by last week’s early winter snowstorm could take about a year to clean up and roughly five years to replant the impacted trees.

City forester Martha Barwinsky said Thursday that roughly 30,000 of the city’s public trees were destroyed by the snow, ice and wind that ravaged parts of southern Manitoba a week ago.

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Roughly 9,000 Still Without Power After Snowstorm Pummels Manitoba

Roughly 9,000 Still Without Power After Snowstorm Pummels Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Storm
Crews clean up after a snow storm which hit parts of Manitoba Thursday and Friday in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Slogging through drenched fields and exposed to open prairie in near-freezing temperatures, Manitoba Hydro crews continued to restore power Wednesday to homes and businesses hit by last week’s snowstorm.

Even with the help of workers from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Minnesota, many residents could be without electricity for several more days.

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